ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LIC-10-045

Date Created : 06/28/2010


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals; Co-Op Supervisors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Critical Academic Shortage Areas for 2010-2011

Regulatory Authority:
A.C.A. 6-81-609

Contact Person:
Beverly Williams

Phone Number:


On June 14, 2010, in a regularly scheduled meeting, the State Board of Education declared the attached list as critical academic shortage areas for the school year 2010-2011. There are some changes from last year's list, so please review carefully.

There is no longer a waiver for retired persons to return to work under a critical shortage area. For information about retirees returning to work, please contact the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System at 501-682-1517.

Teachers wishing to return to school for coursework in critical academic shortage areas should contact the Arkansas Department of Higher Education by phone at 501-371-2000 or by email to for information on student loan grants or forgiveness.

Please address any questions concerning this commissioner's memo to Beverly Williams by phone at 501-683-4095 or by email to


Back to the Customer List

Copyright 1997 Arkansas Department of Education. All rights reserved.
Department of Education Home Page